Can Back Problems Cause Indigestion?

I see lots of people for digestion related issues. Yes you read that right. People are often surprised to discover that chiropractic adjustments can help with stomach and digestive problems. How is this possible? Lets take a quick look at some basic anatomy.


The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) combined with all the peripheral nerves are defined as the bodies central control system. This means that the nervous system is connected to and controls the entire body.  I often explain to people how nerves exiting the spine go to the muscles, which when pinched, creates headaches, sciatica and other problems chiropractors are well known for treating.  These same nerves to the internal organs as well including the digestive organs.


When a nerve is pinched by a misaligned vertebrae any organ at the end of the nerve in question will not work as effectively.  Given enough compression and soon the patient starts to have acid reflux, stomach pain or problems with elimination.  You should see the look on their faces a day or two after an adjustment when these problems just seem too disappear. Pretty cool what happens when you get the spine aligned properly and the nerves functioning the way they should!


If your having unexplained stomach or digestive issues give us a call, message us on Facebook or just stop in our Glenwood City office. We can evaluate your problem and recommend a treatment option to help get you feeling better!

Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+


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